YOGA NIDRA (Yoga sleep)is an age old practice of Yoga, described in ancient texts. It is not new but an ancient practice. It is the practice of deep meditation far deeper than normal meditation, however unlike other forms of meditation, it is practised lying down, following a guided meditation. It is an effortless state of being. Although Yoga Nidra translates to Yoga sleep, in fact it is not a sleep but an awakening, a state of awakened sleep.
In our modern society, many of us are accustomed to doing more to get more. Even when we want to relax, we ask " How do I do that? Relaxation doesn't happen by doing more, yet this is how most of us go about it. Yoga Nidra is not about doing more, it is about doing less, it is about releasing the struggling and striving to get somewhere. It is the art and practice of doing nothing to arrive exactly where you want to be
It is like floating. Floating is not something you do, it is something that happens in the absence of doing. It is the experience of being held, being carried....but it can only happen when you stop struggling to keep yourself upright. Stop doing and floating happens. Stop "efforting" and sleep happens. When you let go of any doing, everything gets done. This concept is so foreign to the Western mind, we can hardly fathom it!
There is a reason stress is at epidemic levels in the west and its because we don't know when or how to stop. Our waking hours have taken over our sleeping hours, most people don't sleep to be rested, to revitalise and nourish themselves, they sleep so they can get up and do more the next day. Most haven't mastered the art of none doing.
What if there was a way we could experience being carried by the waters of life? A way to feel held and supported in the midst of life rather than struggling to keep our heads above water. This is exactly what Yoga Nidra is designed to do. Through the practice of Yoga Nidra you learn to relax as deeply as in sleep while awake.
Yoga Nidra takes your brain waves states where the organs and systems of the body are nourished and regenerated. It also slows the rate at which you age and keeps you looking younger, longer.
The body is its own healer: it knows how to heal itself. However it needs the right environment to do so. Yoga Nidra can free the healing potential of the body to do just that it also accesses your creative potential.
Yoga Nidra helps, Anger, Insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, addictions, Trauma, PTSD and everything in between!
Yoga Nidra can help with end of life care.
TOO MANY REASONS TO LIST!